The German brand is preparing to revive a name from its past which will gain new life in the form of a compact SUV which, according to the first recommendations, will focus on flexibility as well as affordability.
For those in GenZ, it's worth noting that the Frontera archetype first appeared in the early 90s, being one of the first crossovers when the genre was not the rule but the exception, which perhaps explains its decision Opel for choosing the name.
What Opel is announcing is that beyond the virtues of usability and affordability the new Frontera will also focus on a strongly adventurous character, adopting a squarer and more robust design line and corresponding details that will separate it from the more lifestyle and smaller Mokka.
Essentially the Frontera could be considered the successor state of the Crossland, focusing more on usability and versatility offering more space and options.
Among them will be data and pure electric propulsion starting from the eCMP platform, which, given the short premiere of the model, is expected to have technological characteristics similar to the newest models of the Stellantis group, offering the option of choosing between 50 and 54 kWh batteries and 136 or 156 hp electric motors.
The electrification will not be the only option as the Frontera will also be available in a conventional version which will use the three-cylinder 1.2 liter engine with 100 horsepower as well as mild hybrid versions with a parallel circuit of 48 Volts which will offer greater fuel savings but also more power up to 130 hp.
Given the recent announcements by the Stellantis group about models based on the same architecture, we should not rule out the possibility that in the second year there will also be purely electric versions with two electric motors and four-wheel drive which will be at the head of the range, possibly adopting the distinctive GSe. However, it remains to be seen if this will become a reality for Opel as well.